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A snatched shot whilst wedged between dustbins and an iron gate to capture this well loved Green Door in the narrow lanes near Downalong in St Ives, Cornwall. It was then given a Dry Brush effect in Photoshop.

This looks at it’s very best large on Watercolour paper or Canvas.

Canon 720IS
Hand held Auto.
6 Million pixels High
Post processed in Paint shop Pro X2 and Photoshop 7:-
White flowers colour changed to Red.
Distortion emphasised.

Mike was a professional from 1966-84, then worked as a Probation Officer for 23 years, retiring 2011. Now age 64, he is trying to work out what ‘Layers’ are all about. Mike thinks Photoshop is overcomplicated, and works primarily with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X4 Ultimate. Main Camera is currently a Nikon D7100 used with a Nikon 16-85mm Nikon 55-200mm and a Tokina Pro f2.8 11-16mm. His current ‘walking about camera’ in a Nikon P7800

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture love the peeling paint and old door, but then beautifully made hanging basket and pots, LOl Like the post processing to. : )

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful. Great work.

  • ScenicSC
    ScenicSCabout 5 years ago

    Lovely – great colors, textures and character…

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 5 years ago

    I love this door, I am crazy about doors, love the texture and the colors

  • 4artisticdesign
    4artisticdesignover 4 years ago

    very sharp

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mike on your challenge win. Love the processing and the door. Great shot. A fave.

  • TeaRose
    TeaRoseover 4 years ago

    Love doors and windows – this one is great

  • roza50
    roza50over 4 years ago

    Love this door, I want to know what is behind it.

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    Go here Mike

  • how spooky, that of all the doors in the world, two of us in the challenge photo’d the same one…!!!!

    – Mike Honour

  • Carolyn Bishop
    Carolyn Bishopover 4 years ago

    Great shot, and congratulations on the big win! Wow!

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